‘Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination’

Heritage expert Ryan T. Anderson is releasing a new book called Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination that answers the hard questions on religious liberty and discrimination that we face today.

This book is set up in a point-counterpoint style that brings together leading voices in the culture wars to debate the top questions on these issues: John Corvino, a longtime LGBT-rights advocate, opposite Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, prominent young defenders of the traditional view of marriage.

Many such questions have arisen in response to same-sex marriage: How should we treat county clerks who do not wish to authorize such marriages, for example; or bakers, florists, and photographers who do not wish to provide services for same-sex weddings? But the conflicts are not limited to the LGBT-rights arena. And they implicate age-old questions about the role of government, the value of religion, and the challenges of living in a diverse and free society.

If you want to know how to answer these tough questions this book is a must-read.

The book is available for pre-order and you can order your own copy today.

Check out more about Ryan Anderson and explore his latest research.

What’s your biggest question about the religious liberty debate in our country today?

 

 

 

How effective were President Trump’s first 100 days?

Heritage will host an event next Wednesday called 100 Down, 265 To Go: First Milestone on President Trump’s First Year in which experts will analyze the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration and look forward to what the rest of the first year may look like.

The first 100 days of a President’s term – the time at which his power and influence are historically deemed to be their greatest – are often looked to as a measure of a President’s ultimate success and future effectiveness while in office.

As President Trump approaches this milestone on April 29, The Miller Center and The Heritage Foundation will hold a half-day conference examining two key aspects of his first 100 days – President Trump’s role as chief executive and the relationship between the president and congress.

The event is on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

If you cannot attend in person you can watch the live stream of the event by following the link below.

Click here to watch the event live>>

What do you believe were the biggest takeaways from the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration?

Former Heritage staffer making waves

The Hill just can’t get enough of former Heritage staffer, Paul Winfree.

This week, Roll Call released a piece titled Rising Stars 2017: Administration Staffers which highlighted Winfree’s impact in the Trump administration.

A decade ago, Paul Winfree took his first post-college job as a policy analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation. Today, he serves as deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and director of budget policy for President Donald Trump.

…After a stint at the Senate Budget Committee, he returned to Heritage, where he took the lead in writing a 165-page “Blueprint for Balance” proposal to wipe out the deficit. The plan served as a resource for the Trump transition team, of which Winfree was a member.

Winfree says he leapt at the chance to join the administration, seeing an “incredible opportunity” to develop policy.

But he notes: “I work in policy because I want to have an impact. I want public policy to be based around a trust in adults to act responsibly, while being respectful of individual freedoms through choice.”

We are thankful for Winfree’s service at Heritage and excited about his opportunity to work in the Trump Administration.

What do you think the budget priorities of the Trump Administration should be?